13245369_10154195196369648_7437385251827002975_n May 27, 2016

November 8 will be the first presidential election in more than 50 years without a fully functioning Voting Rights Act (VRA) to ensure all eligible Americans can vote. In June 2013, in Shelby County v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the VRA, essentially gutting the heart of the law.  There were
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April 29, 2016

Campaigns and elections are ripe with opportunity to discuss government, the electoral process, civics and history as well as the myriad of specific issues that are important to the public during any particular year, whether it’s a local or presidential election. This presidential election year, however, has left many feeling hesitant about how to raise
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April 27, 2016

  Young people are exposed to news stories every day through social media, television, the Internet and overheard conversations among the adults in their lives. Terrorism and extremism are always in the news and can raise a wide range of emotions and questions. The topic can also be challenging to teach because the situation is
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30292-The-Courage-To-Leave-by-michela-buttignol_380 April 26, 2016

During Passover, Jews all over the world are re-telling the story of their Exodus from Egypt. Unfortunately that story remains all too relevant today, as the world faces the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Approximately 60 million refugees from war and persecution around the world are seeking safety and a better life, just
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